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10 Awesome Things To Do In Lockdown This Weekend

By Amanda Gunn
7th Oct 2021

This week unleash your creative talent by joining an art class, carving out your own ring or entering Sheet Society’s design competition. If art isn’t your thing and you’re feeling competitive—jump onto Fed Square’s online heist which has a great prize at stake. Or maybe you just need to relax and go on a virtual holiday to Phillip Island. Whatever you fancy—we have a range of options to keep you busy.   

So keep scrolling for 10 awesome things to do this weekend in Melbourne.

PAX Australia Online   

Dedicated to all things gaming and game culture, PAX is taking its annual show online. The three-day event encompasses a range of panels, games, shows and even a virtual expo hall. PAX will take place across a variety of platforms including Twitch, Discord, Stream and their website—so you can join in with your respective community. For  Omegathons, Speedrunning marathons and 10 new Aus Indie Showcase winners, make sure you check it out. 

 THE DETAILS:

When: Friday 8 October until Sunday 10 October  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

The Great Fed Square Heist  

While we have been stuck at home, Fed Square has constructed an online treasure hunt with plenty on the line. Virtually navigate your way around Fed Square and follow clues to help you find the hidden goods. The best part is if you complete the game within the time limit, you go into the running to win a prize pack worth over $800—including a Nintendo Switch, $200 dining voucher and $100 JB Hi-Fi Voucher.  

THE DETAILS:

When: Now until Friday 29 October   
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Phillip Island Virtual Itinerary   

Hopefully travelling around Victoria isn’t too far away, but in the meantime, you can virtually visit Phillip Island. This weekend they are running a virtual itinerary that includes barefoot yoga, pelican feeding and concludes with the iconic penguin parade. For foodies, on Sunday they also run through some of the Island’s native ingredients and showcase one of their local wineries. If you are dying to get away, this is the next best thing.   

THE DETAILS:

When: Saturday 9 October until Sunday 10 October 
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Design Competition | Sheet Society 

The Sheet Society is giving you a chance to design a full sheet set. Not only will your sheets be sprawled across beds all over Australia, but you will also receive a commission for your work. Entries are open to anyone from experienced artists to those who have a newfound love for drawing. So get creative and think with Sheet Society’s cool and clean aesthetic.  

THE DETAILS:

When: Now until Friday 22 October   
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

DIY Ring Carving   

Rings are well and truly trending and if you are looking to add some bling to your collection, why not make your own? Luckily enough, Magpiette has your weekend activity sorted with their silver ring carving kit. With a range of tools, shapes and tutorials available you can make a ring that is one of a kind.   

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times 
Where: Online
For more information, click here

Storyboarding At Disney Animation With Fawn Veerasunthorn

Fawn Veerasunthorn, aka the genius behind storyboarding for Walt Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, Moana and Zootopia. Fawn is letting you in on some of her storyboarding secrets in a masterclass with ACMI. If you are after insight on how to develop a film’s story and look, this class will provide you with all the tips you need.     

THE DETAILS:

When: 1pm, Saturday 9 October   
Where: Online  
For more information, click here.

Fishbowl’s 5km For Mental Health  

Fishbowl always serves the freshest poke bowls, but this time they’re doing it for a cause. Join in on the 5km run wherever you like, with donations going to Gotcha4Life— an organisation that ensures everyone has a go-to person that can talk to when times are tough. They’re encouraging you to sign up with your go-to friend and finish the run at Fishbowl to wind down with your mate over a free poke.  

THE DETAILS: 

When: 7am-9pm, Sunday 10 October     
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

David Hockney Drawing Class Outside   

The spring weather is starting to show in Melbourne which calls for drawing outside. This class will guide you through different approaches famous in David Hockney’s work. Letting you paint or draw outside and be inspired by nature—the class encourages you to delve inside Hockney’s world and techniques.    

THE DETAILS:

When: 3pm — 4pm, Sunday 10 October   
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Online G&T Extravaganza  

A good weekend includes a G&T and you can’t tell us otherwise. That’s why Henry and the Fox are putting on an online session where you get to sink your teeth into seven different gins. Showcasing the origins and some info about each gin, along with how to pair it with the perfect mixer, the gin pack includes all the goodies you need. Just have some ice on handy and get ready for a G&T or a few.    

THE DETAILS:

When: 3pm, Saturday 9 October      
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Music Victoria Industry Awards  

To see those up and coming and already killing it, tune in to the Music Industry Awards to see some of Victoria’s best music talent. The awards not only celebrate those doing great, but they also showcase the best music venues and spots in our state. 

THE DETAILS:

When: 7pm – 8pm, Thursday 7 October  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Plant Giveaway And Sale | The Jungle Collective   

To celebrate their fourth birthday the Jungle Collective is hosting a massive indoor plant sale, with lots of goodies to win. You can either purchase some ferns to liven up your living room or if you are lucky you may spot one of the hidden giveaways listed in the online shop. Not to mention, they’ll deliver your new succulent to your doorstep after you’ve selected your fave.  

THE DETAILS:

When: Saturday 9 October until Sunday 10 October  
Where: Online
For more information, click here

Check out everything else happening in lockdown here.
 
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